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August 14, 2018

Killing of Catholic Priests in Benue: Are they farmers too? – Knights ask

  The Order of the Knights of Saint Mulumba Nigeria has condemned the killing of two Catholic priests and worshippers in Benue State recently. In a press release issued by the Supreme Knight, Bro. Diamond Ovueraye and made available to The Leader in Owerri on Monday, the knights noted that the killings have rubbished government’s usual argument that the clashes were between farmers and herders. The Press Release captioned, “Our Descent into Anarchy” wondered whether priests and worshippers killed were farmers; whether they were blocking the cattle’s route. The Release reads: “The Order of the Knights of Saint Mulumba Nigeria…

HERDSMEN/FARMERS CLASHES: FG to establish “Cattle Colonies”

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  …It’s Fulani colonization – group In a bid to find a permanent solution to farmers/herders bloody clashes, the Federal Government is planning to set up “cattle colonies” in the country to assist Fulani herdsmen in rearing their cows. The government had earlier proposed ranches. Government assured landowners of adequate compensation for their land that could be acquired to establish such ‘cattle colonies.’ This assurance came at the end of a five-hour Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, the first in the year. Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, in response to State House Correspondents…